Pastor Rich and Nancy Gorgone relocated to Lakeland FL in 2020 from their lifelong residence in Long Island N.Y. Pastor Rich is a U.S. Navy veteran, retired NY police officer, and a graduate of Global University's Berean School of the Bible. Pastor Rich is an Ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God. He has served in multiple ministries over the last 20 years and pastored a church on Long Island from 2017-2019. Pastor Rich has served the body faithfully here at Southside as the Marriage/Family Pastor and as the Associate Pastor for approximately two years and was recently nominated by the search committee and elected by the church partners as our new Sr. Pastor.
Nancy is an active registered nurse. Pastor Rich and Nancy have been married for 32 years, have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Pastor Rich and Nancy both believe that they have been given a fresh vision for Southside Assembly that God has called them specifically to launch. A vision that includes a multicultural multi-generational family church of fully devoted authentic disciples of Christ who love God and love others by focusing specifically on outreach evangelism, discipleship, worship, and missions.
For over 30 years God has faithfully used Pastor Rich and Nancy to minister to countless numbers of people in countless different ministries and they are excited to see how God will use them at Southside Assembly Lakeland Florida.
Pastor Brandon Gorgone, who is originally from Long Island, New York and his wife Sabrina, originally from Menifee, Southern California are both excited for what God is doing in our Student Youth Ministry. They both have felt God call them to lead, grow, and build the kingdom with the gifts He has given them. With two kids of their own, they are excited to be part of a youthful environment and to lead the youth to grow in their relationship with the Lord.
Pastor Scott and Christina Futch want to see your kids grow in God. KidZone meet Sunday mornings at 10:30 in the FLC. Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries meet Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Sundays at 10:30 am upstairs in the Family Life Center in Room 2206.
KidZone is a fun and exciting place for kids, K thru 5th grade, to come and begin to build a lasting relationship with God. We teach them God's Word, as well as how to deal with everyday situations in life. We work to instill a servant's heart in each of our kids so, as they are growing, they too, will want to serve Jesus.
Southside Assembly of God
4750 Cleveland Heights Blvd Lakeland FL 33813